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Strike Up The Band - The Reconstructed 1930 Broadway Score

Strike Up The Band 1930 / Various
Release Date: 06/21/2011 
Label:  Ps Classics   Catalog #: 1100   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  George Gershwin
Performer:  Jeff LyonsCharles GoffJason GraaeDon Chastain,   ... 
Conductor:  John Mauceri
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 16 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

PS Classics marks its one hundredth release with a recording over twenty years in the making: George and Ira Gershwin's 1930 hit Broadway musical, STRIKE UP THE BAND. A result of the late Mrs. Ira Gershwin's efforts to preserve the great unrecorded Gershwin scores, STRIKE UP THE BAND was restored and partially recorded during a period that also yielded acclaimed studio cast albums of the Gershwins' Girl Crazy, Lady, Be Good! and Oh, Kay! An earlier version of the score as heard during the show's pre-Broadway tryout in 1927 was released in 1991, but the final score, extensively revised by the Gershwins and received rapturously by critics and audiences during the 1929-30 Broadway season, was never fully tracked, nor put into post-production – Read more until now. Under the supervision of original producer Tommy Krasker, the recording – featuring Brent Barrett, Don Chastain, Rebecca Luker, Jason Graae, Beth Fowler, Charles Goff, Juliet Lambert, Jeff Lyons and James Rocco, plus a 16-member chorus, a tap-dancing ensemble, and an orchestra of 28 conducted by John Mauceri – was completed during the spring of 2011 with the support of the Ira and Leonore Gershwin Trusts and the Music Division of the Library of Congress. Boasting a hit score brimming with soaring melodies and infectious syncopation, and lyrics that both provoke and delight, the 1930 STRIKE UP THE BAND continues PS Classics' forgotten musicals series in high style. Read less

Works on This Recording

Strike up the Band by George Gershwin
Performer:  Jeff Lyons (Voice), Charles Goff (Voice), Jason Graae (Tenor),
Don Chastain (Voice), Brent Barrett (Voice), Rebecca Luker (Voice),
Beth Fowler (Voice), Juliet Lambert (Voice), James Rocco (Voice)
Conductor:  John Mauceri
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1927/1929; USA 

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